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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The soft fine hair of the camel or a substitute for it.
  • n. A soft, heavy, usually light tan cloth, made chiefly of the hair of camel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The soft hair of a camel.
  • n. A substitute for this hair.
  • n. A soft fabric made from this hair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel


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  • Stan Sesser/The Wall Street Journal The Mongolian camel driver-guide Enkhtuya, left, owns 30 camels, used for tourism and the fur that goes into camelhair coats.

    Camel-Trekking Across the Gobi

  • He owns 30 camels, used for tourism and the fur that goes into camelhair coats.

    Dunes Struck

  • We ' re left to guess, for instance, what it means that a man has his camelhair jacket shoggling over the cantle of the saddle.

    Southwestern Gothic

  • The young fellow was cheaply dressedā€”no camelhair and cashmere here.


  • Smith was clad in camelhair trousers, a fawn silk shirt and a fawn cashmere sweater: what the lord of the manor wears when he is at home, Carmine thought.


  • He saw the old theater where Degotti had taught him how to use a camelhair brush and to paint from both memory and sight.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • Louis wheeled around, took a camelhair brush from a copper pan of orange paint, and dashed a heart on the back of her hand.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • He wore an exquisitely tailored camelhair coat, with a green silk scarf around his neck.

    A Dollar Short

  • Maggie left the room yesterday afternoon, Pamela said, and came back looking great after her hairstyling and manicure, carrying a camelhair coat, black heels, and some clothes in a garment bag.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • He wore a hat and an unbuttoned camelhair coat over an elegant black suit that fit him far too well to be anything but tailor-made.

    The Sinister Six Combo


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